Los Angeles-based, Canadian singer-songwriter Lindsay Kay creates music that is “ethereal, melancholy, and dabbles in unreality while keeping gracefully attached to this world,” says New Sick Music. On October 5, 2018, the Berklee College of Music graduate released her debut, full-length album For the Feminine, by the Feminine – an 8 song meditation on themes of femininity and womanhood, written and produced by Kay herself. The album was made top to bottom by an entirely female-identifying team – something Kay is extremely proud of. Every role, from studio musicians to engineers to album artwork design to mastering to PR, was filled by a woman. The album explores themes of seeking faith, the ways in which women make themselves small to make space for the male counterparts, toxic masculinity, the goddess-like power in being a feminine being, consent, and more.
In 2019, Lindsay won an Independent Music Award for her rendition of “Lush Life,” and her music video for her song “Too” is an award-winner at the Calcutta International Film Festival, Open World Toronto Film Festival, ARFF Barcelona International Awards, Feel The Reel Film Festival, and was an official selection in the Cleveland Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Bellingham Music Festival, Pentedatillo Film Festival, and several more. For the Feminine, by the Feminine has been called “a manifesto of solidarity and inclusion,” by No Depression and “a record that gives comfort in hearing one’s own experiences mirrored back, and there is solace in knowing we are not alone in our pain and restlessness,” by For Folk’s Sake. She has performed all over the world and has been an artist in residence at JIWAR Creation and Society in Barcelona, The Banff Creative Arts Centre in Alberta, Canada, and La Porte Peinte in Burgundy, France. Frequently compared to artists like Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, and Feist, Kay’s music affecting and undeniably timely.
“Stunning…a commanding performance.” – B-Sides & Badlands
“There’s an ethereal quality to the music that draws you into the emotion behind the lyrics.” – EarBuddy
“A record that gives comfort in hearing one’s own experiences mirrored back, and there is solace in knowing we are not alone in our pain and restlessness.” – For Folk’s Sake
“For the Feminine, by the Feminine is a manifesto of solidarity and inclusion.” – No Depression
“Kay’s voice is spacious, often unwavering and smooth like ripples across the lake’s surface.” – PopDust
“Kay and company’s efforts produce something strikingly vulnerable and sincere, opening up on ruminations regarding women and the expectations that a heteronormative society unfairly places on their shoulders.” – PopMatters
“Every layer of the project was made with only female and female-identifying people.” – The National Post